“We are proud to announce our partnership with Twitter and Google,” Nevada Republican Party Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian said in a statement. “We understand that technology is a crucial part of how our party communicates with voters, so we’re ready to set a trend. The Nevada Republican Party is the first state in the nation to officially release returns in this manner.”

The Iowa Republican Party also worked with Google to announce their caucus results last month, in what Google called an experimental effort that provided rolling, up-to-the-minute online results as the votes were tallied. The experiment proved a faster distribution method than the traditional reports through The Associated Press.

The Nevada GOP’s use of Twitter will be the first time the micro-blogging site is used to announce live results.

Precinct and county results will be available through Google Maps, and aggregate results will be released through Twitter at @nvgop and precinct by precinct at a second Twitter account, according to reports.

The Google map will be embeddable, according to the GOP party.

The state party will first certify the results, and expects to begin releasing results from 16 counties at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST). Results for the state’s largest county, Clark, will be released several hours later, in part to accommodate a special caucus being held after sundown to accommodate observant Jews and Seventh-day Adventists, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

--This post was updated at 5:07 p.m.